The average dental hygienist salary in Mississippi is $24.61 (hourly) and $51,177.50 (annually). The amount that Mississippi pays its dental hygienists places it in 49th place in the United States. The only state with a lower average salary for hygienists is Alabama. However, Mississippi ranks higher as an employer of dental hygienists in 39th place out of the 50 states. Mississippi employs 910 of them throughout the state. There are 7.366 dental hygienists per one thousand jobs in Mississippi, 9.624 below the national employment concentration.
Dental Hygienist Salary in Mississippi by City
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When looking at specific cities to find dental hygienist jobs in Mississippi, you may want to start with Gulfport-Biloxi. Here, the average hourly wage is $26.17, and the average annual salary is $54,430. Other cities in the state are relatively similar in their average salaries for dental hygienists, but Jackson is the lowest. In this city the average hourly wage only is 22.36, and the average salary is $46,500, which is roughly $21,000 less than the national average. When looking for a job, however, you should consider the cost of living in the cities you consider, because it is possible that it is lower in Jackson, so a lower salary there would be comparable to a higher salary in Gulfport-Biloxi
Dental Hygienist Salary in Mississippi by Area
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The Northwest Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area is the most affluent area in the state in terms of average salary for dental hygienists. At $65,600, this average salary is only slightly below the national average. The Southwest and Northeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan areas have much lower average salaries at $46,250 and $44,990. This difference may mean that the latter two regions of Mississippi are not as affluent as the first.